Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-105) Baltimore (-115)
The Baltimore Orioles (10-16) are hosting the Kansas City Royals (8-15) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Kansas City at -105 while Baltimore is at -115. The total is set at 7. The men taking the mound are Daniel Lynch and Tyler Wells.
The Royals have accounted for 30 doubles as a team and have knocked 13 balls out of the stadium. Kansas City is slugging .317 and have struck out 162 times, while drawing a walk on 66 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 3.0 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in MLB. They have tallied 63 runs batted in in addition to 165 hits on the year, and their batting average comes in at .218. They have tallied 70 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .286.
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The Royals have a team earned run average of 4.57 for the season (27th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 160 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.36. Royals pitchers have surrendered 22 home runs and also 109 runs (25th in MLB). They have walked 85 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a squad for the year.
Royals pitchers have come into the game with runners on 32 times as well as having 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 10 holds on the campaign (24th in the league). The Royals relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 19 save situations. They have accumulated 4 saves on the year and have blown 4 of 8 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 45 runners over the course of the season with 37.8% of them earned a run for their team. The Royals have sent 90 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Royals have converted 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,845 innings, ranking them 16th in professional baseball. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated 615 putouts on the campaign, as well as 222 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .993 which is 1st in baseball, and they have turned 26 double plays.
Lynch has taken the hill for 89 innings and has accumulated 75 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Lynch (6-7 career mark) has a FIP of 4.78 while facing 399 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 5.26 (52 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.517. He has allowed 99 base knocks (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 36 walks.
The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .302 and a batting average of .221 this season. They have been rung up on 238 instances (3rd in baseball) and have totaled 183 hits. Baltimore has hit 13 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 81 RBIs. The Orioles have a SLG% of .322 and they are earning 3.32 runs per contest (26th in MLB). They have notched 41 doubles, while getting a free base 82 times as well as racking up 83 runs.
The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.307 with a FIP of 4.00 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.27 (184 strikeouts against 81 bases on balls). They sit at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 204. They have conceded 22 HR's and they relinquish 4.38 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 106 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.88 (94 earned runs conceded).
Baltimore relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of their 47 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 31 times in high leverage situations and on 29 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 14 save situations, the Orioles have earned 9 holds and 1 blown save. They rank 6th in the league with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have dispatched 92 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Baltimore has had relievers step onto the hill in 5 save opportunities and they have earned 4 saves.
Out of their 2,043 innings on the field, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (24th in the majors). The Baltimore Orioles have gotten 31 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (25th in professional baseball). The Orioles have racked up 258 assists, 19 errors and have accumulated 681 putouts over the course of the season.
Wells (2-5 career mark) has a 4.20 ERA while surrendering 7.0 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.94 and he has faced 299 hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 35 ER's while earning a WHIP of 0.987 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. So far in his pro baseball career, Wells has allowed 58 base knocks while he has accumulated 79 K's in 75 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (-105)
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